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YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Chris Miller & Dave Masuo, June 1997
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Submitted By: C Miller on Jun 12, 2007

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Working the underclings - Mike starting up Powderh...


Climb a ways to the first bolt and then power up (crux) past some underclings to reach a ledge. The middle of the route is broken and fairly easy, but the route steepens near the top, offering a few more interesting moves on patina edges before the anchors.


Located just left of Black Powder, a striking hand crack.


6 bolts, chain anchors

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Rock Climbing Photo: Tinna at the anchor
Tinna at the anchor
Rock Climbing Photo: Mike Williams on Powderhorn.
Mike Williams on Powderhorn.

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By Bill Olszewski
From: Colorado Springs, CO
Jun 29, 2007

I found this to be a very fun climb. The start is quite pumpy, working through the underclings, then it's on to more delicate sequencial moves. Due to its location, Powderhorn gets a lot of shade on those hot summer days.
By Rob Selter
From: running springs Ca
May 1, 2012

nice route, real pumpy of the ground on good underclings. After that it more like 5.9
By Chris Owen
From: Big Bear Lake
Sep 23, 2013
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13

I like this climb. Bit of a nasty landing before clipping the first bolt, I agree that it's pretty pumpy, I used a knee-bar at the undercling which helped tremendously. While the middle section is easy the rock is interesting. The final headwall will get you if you're burned out.
By Kemper Brightman
From: Tucson
Jul 26, 2015

This route is only mildly interesting in the beginning before turning into a sleepwalk after the second bolt. The placement of the chains mean you get a slight wake-up call before the top. There are definitely more thought-provoking, sustained lines near-by.
By Phil Esra
Sep 8, 2015
rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

Very cruxy; mostly easy after the underclings. I think 10a is a sandbag, despite the fact the difficulty is not sustained.

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